Micah Awe (born January 4, 1994) is a Nigerian-born Canadian football linebacker for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Texas Tech. Awe has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets, Toronto Argonauts, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Ottawa Redblacks, BC Lions, and Montreal Alouettes.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
On February 18, 2020, it was announced that Awe had signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a two-year contract. However, he did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season and was released by the Blue Bombers on January 31, 2021
If he was being judged based on his stats alone he surely would have been one of the top defensive free agents available. But like Edwards in Hamilton, I’m guessing there wasn’t a lot of interest or huge offers because of his shenanigans and frequent helmet to helmet hits. Calgary probably got him on the cheap compared to a player with similar stats but some character. He never seems to get disciplined worse than a fine and I hope that any further transgressions attract meaningful punishment.
Hebert never hid what he did, and I agree he was a dirty player. But he was also from a different football generation. Awe literally got fined four times last year for dangerous hits but somehow was never suspended. Not great.
he ended Jon Cornish’s career with one of the dirtiest headshots I have ever seen in football. He received the maximum fine for that one and was fined many times. he even called Cornish “soft” long after the latter retired from concussion injuries. Hebert was a disgrace to the Als. Like Awe, he should have been removed from the field for his transgressions. There’s no place for dirty disrespectful football in any generation.
Chris van Zeyl ended J.P. Bekasiak’s career with a dirty chop block. This kind of stuff happens. I agree that Hebert should have been removed. I’m just saying that he grew up in a generation where the research on concussions wasn’t prevalent and he himself admits he was taught to lead with his helmet on hits. I agree with what you’re saying, though.
Well yeah, and that’s kind of my point. Hebert came up in a very different football era, when players were told to play through head shots. I’m not saying it’s justified at all. But it was a different time.